65 – Fae Encounters in the Modern World

This week we’re taking a look at some modern fae folklore. And by modern folklore we mean bizarre and disturbing stories from the worst corners of the internet. But that’s where you find the real gems. We take a look at a few encounters with something eerily similar to the gancanagh, the Irish “love-talking fairy,” who takes on the appearance of whatever his victims will find most attractive, gets said victims to fall in love with him, and then leaves them in despair and madness when he goes to the store for a pack of smokes and never comes home. We also look at tiny men, dancing goblins, and we take a detour to see how our favorite punching bag, Theosophy, contributed to modernizing the myth of the fairies.